I am just starting my first semester of LVN school. I didn't want to wait to see if I was accepted into the RN program in Jan so here I am trying to figure out the best way to get to my RN.

I live in Texas and I understand the licensing with the Texas BON and distance education. My questions are.

1. How long is the actual time to complete the ISU LVN-BSN ?

2. Any opinion on going from LVN-ADN-BSN vs LVN-BSN (my priority is a good school and short amount of time)

3. I plan on continuing on to my NP or DNP as it will soon be. Will it make a difference what school I attained my BSN through?

4. Is the 9m including the pre reqs? if not how long do those typically take and how many do they waive from the LVN program if any?

5. Anyone else in Texas doing this program. How hard is it to find clinical sites?

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope answer it :)

I have read these boards for weeks and I still have questions I am hoping you guys can help me with.


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Title of your thread asks if you should do the BSN or ASN route. If at all possible, do a traditional BSN program. Better for you all the way around. But if you can't get admitted to a local BSN program in a timely manner, you might want to consider the WGU program, Online University | Online Degree | Accredited Bachelor's and Master's Degrees It is less expensive than ISU and the school provides you with your clinical placements. A better deal for you.